The Kundalini Syndrome
The Kundalini syndrome refers to the symptoms experienced by people as the raw, life force energy known as “kundalini” rises in the human body. Raising root chakra energy, known as Kundalini rising, is a spiritual awakening process. Meditation and Kundalini yoga poses are the main tools one uses to raise this raw, universal energy. However, it is possible for Kundalini energy, or Shakti, to rise without an individual’s knowing. Major and/or traumatic life events, near-death experiences, and other jolting happenings can bring forth the “serpent energy”.
The Kundalini syndrome and psycho-spiritual awakening
When Kundalini is awakened, especially for the unsuspecting individual, he may feel “out of sorts” or somehow disconnected from life. The development of unique abilities, or sixth sense as it’s sometimes called, can herald Kundalini awakening.
Additional signs of Kundalini shakti awakening can include:
- increased sensitivity to light, sound, and energy
- awakened interest or longing for spiritual growth
- intense compassion for and/or longing to help others
- a “sense” of spiritual changes ahead
However, if awakened Kundalini energy becomes off balance, a spiritual crisis known as Kundalini Syndrome can result.
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There is a prevailing general acceptance that Kundalini Syndrome is a condition that induces a range of physical, sensory, and psychological symptoms. Although these symptoms are generally recognized by spiritual, medical, and psychiatric communities across the globe, it does not mean they all agree upon the symptoms’ origin.
According to the online encyclopedic site, Wikipedia, Kundalini Syndrome is defined as:
“A set of sensory, motor, mental and affective experiences described in the literature of transpersonal psychology, near-death studies and other sources covering transpersonal, spiritual or medical topics.”
With Kundalini, fear of the unknown is justified. Kundalini is not a cure for all your ills. It does, however, offer you the ability to transcend the mundane both physically and spiritually. But you need to be responsible in both your exploration and pursuit of Kundalini.
Awakening Kundalini shakti can thrust you into a whirlwind of attempting to make sense of what you’re experiencing. Some people are unable to cope. As a result, they may seek refuge with substances, such as drugs or alcohol. The best thing you can do to head off fear is to educate yourself about Kundalini and what to do if you suspect you have Kundalini Syndrome.
Symptoms of Kundalini Syndrome
Typically, physical signs of this type of spiritual crisis are confined to joint pain, intense headaches, and nausea.
It is not uncommon to also experience symptoms that impact your sensory perception, such as:
- inability to regulate body temperature
- feeling “electricity” running up and down the spine
- the sensation of the body vibrating
Generally, the effects of Kundalini syndrome overwhelm one’s emotional and psychological health. Awakened Kundalini energy itself can be difficult to handle even for the most grounded individual.
A range of syndrome-induced emotional and psychological symptoms may manifest in varying degrees of severity, including:
- “breaking” with reality
- mood swings
Healing solutions to the Kundalini Syndrome
Healing your body and spirit requires plenty of sleep, eating whole, real foods, and spending quality time outdoors to ground and restore balance to your chakra system. If symptoms intensify, seek assistance from a spiritual healer to help restore chakra balance. Avoid unnecessary exertion, including meditation and yoga, until symptoms subside.
Lizzy is editor in chief of Chakra Magazine and chakras.info. She is trained in several energy healing modalities including Reiki and Healing Touch. In addition she has spent many years studying ancient traditions such as the chakra system and Tibetan spirituality. She merges this knowledge with her passion for sharing information through journalism. Her mission is to offer accurate, up-to-date, reliable resources about topics that matter to readers with regards to the chakra systems.
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